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. assassination in afghanistan. mandy -- mandy clark reports that president garzy's brother was gunned down. cynthia bowers in a city so strapped it's firing cops as soon as they get their badge. and the first, first lady of the modern age, bill whitaker remembers betty ford who forever changed how america views the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default on its debts if democrats and republicans do not agree to increase the nation's borrowing limit. both sides say they won't raise the limit without a deal to massively cut the federal deficit. a u.s. default would shake the world economy. the stakes could not be higher. time is growing short. in our interview, president obama said the situation is dangerous. >> we met the president this morning at
morning to you and everyone at home. >>> in afghanistan a suicide bomber attacked a memorial service for the president of his half brother. four people were killed including a muslim cleric and a young child. the bomber concealed explosives in his turban. >>> officials for mumbai, india, a bomber killed at least 17 people, among the targets the city opera house and a popular marketplace. no one has claimed responsibility yet. pakistani militants killed 166 people in a larger attack three years ago. >>> in libya, it's been tough going for rebel fighter this is week trying to close in on tripoli, and secretary of state hillary clinton will be in turkey today for a meeting on nato's air campaign. cbs news correspondent mark phillips reports from western libya. >> reporter: the situation has changed again this morning, these are rebel fighters have retaken the town of qualesh. yesterday afternoon and through the evening though the rebel forces came back and have driven the gadhafi forces about four miles or so down the road that way. one difference today is, you can't hear it right now b
in afghanistan for a missing british soldier. officials say he disappeared in the southern part of the country. the taliban claims they captured and executed an american soldier yesterday, but that has not been verified. >>> new clashes in syria this morning, soldiers and tanks have moved into towns near the border with turkey and stormed houses in hama, it happened as thousands took part in pro-knockcy demonstrations. six people were wounded in the latest maneuver. >>> prosecutors are not dropping the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn. he and his wife were mobbed as they left their apartment friday. prosecutors said their accuser has a history of lying. >>> a poll conducted for this july 4th holiday shows a surprising number of americans know very little about it. 58% knew america declared independence in 1776. 26% were unsure. 16% guessed another year. 76% correctly said we declared independence from britain but 19% were unsure and 5% said another country. very sad stuff. marysol castro is here with our first check of the weather. come on america, get your act together. >> i
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